Success Criterion 2.2.3: No Timing

Understanding Success Criterion: 

Timing is not an essential part of the event or activity presented by the content, except for non-interactive synchronized media and real-time events.

Accessibility Level: 
Intent of Success Criterion: 

The intent of this Success Criterion is to minimize the occurrence of content that requires timed interaction. This enables people with blindness, low vision, cognitive limitations, or motor impairments to interact with content. This differs from the Level A Success Criterion in that the only exception is for real-time events.
Note: Video only, such as sign language, is covered in Guideline 1.1.

Specific Benefits of Success Criterion: 
  • People with physical disabilities often need more time to react, to type and to complete activities. People with low vision need more time to locate things on screen and to read. People who are blind and using screen readers may need more time to understand screen layouts, to find information and to operate controls. People who have cognitive or language limitations need more time to read and to understand. People who are deaf and communicate in sign language may need more time to read information printed in text (which may be a second language for some).
  • In circumstances where a sign-language interpreter may be relating audio content to a user who is deaf, control over time limits is also important.